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Itasca County FFA Groups Are Trying To Knock Out Hunger

Grand Rapids FFA members Jacob Anderson, Alayah Lane and Staff Phenologist John Latimer

Today we heard from local FFA members about Knock Out Hunger.  The could use your help to get the word out, volunteer your time and donate money....

The Greenway, Grand Rapids and Deer River FFA chapters are teaming up together to knock out hunger in Itasca County.  Their goals are:

-raise $18,000 to produce 60,000 meals which would feed the food insecure for 6 months

-Coordinate a minimum of 250 people to help package 60,000 meals

-Gather information and create a panel of experts on how to reduce food insecurity

The community can help with monetary donations, volunteer time and sharing information about Knock Out Hunger in Itasca County. 

The FFA groups will hold an event on Saturday March 7th at Greenway High School for education and packaging for distribution of meals through Second Harvest North Central Food bank. 


Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.